Out of Town for 36 Hrs. Leave Stoker Boiler Burning???

Stoker Coal Boilers automatically feed the coal and have controls and pumps just like any conventions boiler. They are intended to be used as a primary heat and often have domestic hot water coils as an added bonus. They can be set up independently or in dual sytem with your existing oil/gas boiler. They can accommodate both hot water base board or steam plumbing.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman Mag Stoker (old style) one in basement, one in workshop
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III on standby for long power outages
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite; Nut/Anthracite
Location: Cecil County, MD

Post Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Carbon12 wrote:I guess for the peace of mind, getting a landline again might be worth it.
http://www.antx.com/Products/Messenger/IOSpecs.htm

this 'dialer' can connect via wifi so you may not need a land line.
I drive a VW TDI, heat my home & workshop with two coal stokers and have two vintage JD diesel tractors....
The EPA just loves me!!

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 7:53 pm

84 hrs and still cooking. I got home after 36 hours but decided to see how long the beast can go without being tended. Still plenty of coal in the hopper. I pulled the ash container and the ashes are just falling onto the floor of the firebox. Still plenty of room for more. I'll probably end the test in the morning. 4 days unattended is longer than I would ever plan on going, but it's good to know I could if I needed to.
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Harman 1998 Magnum Stoker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Blower Model Coal Chubby 1982-Serial#0097
Coal Size/Type: Rice-A-Roni ! / Nut
Other Heating: Pro-Pain Forced Air
Location: Hambden Twp. Geauga County,Ohio

Post Fri. Nov. 29, 2013 9:26 pm

You know,'Ol Sister Flatulatta in Grade School once told us:"It's not a toy,so don't play with it"....Well,she was wrong on this one ! You went for it,and you've found out how it held it's own. Build in some fail-safe's,as has been suggested,and keep growing with your dirt burner ! Oh,and Sting,you may be on the N.G.,but that doesn't excuse you from returning to us your pre-Thanksgiving Avatar. I think it was her smile that did it fer me,my Friend ! :shock:
Remember,There's No Sight Like Anthracite !......Hambden Bob

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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy
Location: Chazy, NY

Post Sun. Dec. 01, 2013 6:09 pm

You did better than me! My mom and dad were out of town for two days so I have been checking their house and taking care of the dog. Walked in the house tonight and noticed that it was 62 instead of 68...stoker was running, boiler 80 degrees. :shock: It had sheared a pin, and after unloading 400 lbs if coal from the drum I determined that it had swallowed something (pea coal is my guess) large enough to bind the auger, but small enough to go partway up the pipe. I changed the pin and prayed for the best. Lots of crunching and squealing but it cleared up after 10 seconds or so. Refilled the drum, and went to get the charcoal. The only good part is that by the time I got back there was a small flame in the pot. It held a fire and came back on its own. 45 minutes later all is well.

First pin that has sheared in 3 years, coal is not screened. I think it is time to make a screen.

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Sun. Dec. 01, 2013 8:44 pm

Sorry about that Rob. At least it was "only" 400 pounds :shock:
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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Other Heating: OBSO Lennox Pulse "Air Scorcher" burning NG
Location: Lower Fox Valley = Wisconsin

Post Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 8:06 am

Hambden Bob wrote:You know,'Ol Sister Flatulatta in Grade School once told us:"It's not a toy,so don't play with it"....Well,she was wrong on this one ! You went for it,and you've found out how it held it's own. Build in some fail-safe's,as has been suggested,and keep growing with your dirt burner ! Oh,and Sting,you may be on the N.G.,but that doesn't excuse you from returning to us your pre-Thanksgiving Avatar. I think it was her smile that did it fer me,my Friend ! :shock:
Don't look back

Keep looking forward
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!

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Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Overmodified/Bored out Clayton 1537
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite/Awesome Size
Location: Olean, NY

Post Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 3:51 pm

Ya know Sting, every time I see you have posted in the active list, I go see what ya said because of your avatar. :x

But that's probably the effect yer lookin for. :lol:

:cheers:

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Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Oil- Off line
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker
Stove/Furnace Model: KA-6
Location: Finger Lakes Region, NYS

Post Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 4:20 pm

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Don't look back

Keep looking forward[/quote]

:shock: Gracious! Them there would...... you fill in the blank. :idhitit: :love:

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Post Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Lightning wrote:Ya know Sting, every time I see you have posted in the active list, I go see what ya said because of your avatar. :x

But that's probably the effect yer lookin for. :lol:

:cheers:
If I can't dazzle with my Brilliance

I may as well baffle with my Avatar -- or something like that --- anyway the money and girls are gone so its the best I got left

just a bunch of mamories ---- errrr memories
When you turn your boiler on -Does it return the favor?
I have finally lost my mind. Don't bother to return it. It wasn't working properly anyway!

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Coal Size/Type: Rice/Anthracite
Other Heating: Heat Pump/Forced Hot Air Oil Furnace
Location: Harrisburg, PA

Post Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 8:24 pm

"Taurus excreta cerebrum vincit," is correctly translated as "Bullshit conquers brains".

I have this on a T shirt :lol:
No matter where you go,......there you are.

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